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FRESHMAN Information

Welcome to the Mt. Carmel High School Freshman Class Information Page

This page provides information for current MCHS freshman students, and for incoming 8th grade students soon to become 9th grade Sundevils at MCHS.

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School Policies and Student Handbook 
Please review School Policies and the Student Handbook as part of the enrollment/registration process, and before school begins each year.


Continuing Registration or New Student Enrollment


New Student Enrollment is for students NEW to Poway Unified School District or for students who recently moved and enrolling in a new school.


Continuing Student Registration is registration for current PUSD students for the next school year.  Continuing Student Registration is required for all students in preparation for the next school year, and for 8th grade students promoting to MCHS as a 9th grade student.  Continuing Student Registration will need to be completed online via the PUSD ParentVue Portal in early spring every year for the next school year.

Freshman Counseling Information 


The MCHS Counseling website page has current and up to date information regarding course selection, counselors, course change requests, college and career readiness opportunities, and more!  Be sure to visit the Counseling website pages for Freshman Student Information and 8th Grade Transition as well. The Counseling Scoop is updated monthly throughout the school year and has great information regarding on-campus and community opportunities for students, college and career readiness events, scholarships opportunities, internships, and much more. 

Course Selection


Visit the MCHS Counseling website page for class selection dates and details, course details, and more.


Note - Students attending PUSD feeder schools to MCHS will be sent information early February.

Ways to Get Involved
MCHS offers a myriad of classes, clubs, and sports to choose from each year.  A great way to make connections, find something you enjoy, and get connected to MCHS, is to pick at least one extracurricular activity to join.  Click on the following links to see some of the things we are doing at MCHS.

Common First Questions


The Sundevil Way

What is the Sundevil Way?  The Sundevil Way is who we are on campus and off campus.  It is a way of life at Mt. Carmel High School.  Through contributions to, and participation in a safe and supportive school culture, excelling in rigorous courses, positively engaged in extra-curricular activities, and proudly providing service to our community; educators, students and families help create The Sundevil Way.   Visit our Mission/Vision page.


First Day of School

What do I bring on the first day of school?  Backpack, water, pen, paper, snack, and lunch (if not buying lunch in the cafeteria...note: lunch is currently free to all PUSD students 2023-2024).


Registration Day

Do I need to come to Registration Day the week before school begins?  Yes, all students need to attend their assigned registration day the week before school begins.  On 9th grade Registration Day students will pick up their class schedule, books, purchase PE clothes, and get their yearbook picture taken. 



Lockers will be available for assignment beginning the first week or two of school in the Campus Security office, and are available for assignment throughout the school year.   You can bring your own combination pad lock from home or purchase a lock in the Finance Office.  


PE Clothes

PE Clothes can be purchased during Registration Day in August or in the Finance Office.


School Spirit Days

We wear RED on Fridays.  All RED from head to toe.  Your items can be MCHS logo items or red clothing items you have at home.  If you are interested in purchasing MCHS logo clothing, please see our webstore on the MCHS website or visit the Finance Office in the Administration building.



Interested in joining a sport?  Be sure to check the Athletic website for athletic packet due dates and tryout dates and times.  Click HERE for helpful information for new students.


Note - Athletic packets for Fall Sports begin being accepted in May.  A cleared athletic packet is required in order to tryout for a sport.